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ABIU Pouteria caimito

Abiu Fruit display Photo courtesy of Viveroanes Abiu - on tree

The abiu is a smooth, brilliant yellow fruit with sweet translucent flesh. It's delicious flavour is reminiscent of crème caramel and it is sometimes used to flavour ice cream and make other desserts. The fruit is considered a delicacy for those who can grow it successfully, and it thrives in warm subtropical and tropical conditions. 

It is native to South America and  can be found growing wild throughout much of Amazonia. In Brazil the pulp from the plant is used medicinally, to relieve coughs and bronchitis. Of course, most people love the fruit's flavour, which is enhanced when eaten slightly chilled. Cut in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon and enjoy!

PriceAvail.PropPotBuy Options 
$19.75 0 Seedling 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
Grown From Climate Height Frost tol. Pollination req'd Evergreen/Deciduous Harvest period
Seedling Subtropical - Tropical 4-8 Very Sensitive Beneficial Evergreen January - September
 

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My country suggest that it has a mango and honey flavour | Pancy Siam - Singapore, 065 08-Apr-2006

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The Abiu is one of the most delicious fruits I've ever tried. I encountered them whilst in Brazil. I just bought one for my mother in law in QLD and wish I could grow them here in Melbourne. | Scott Cox - Melbourne, VIC 06-Dec-2007

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Abiu can be also grown in the Philippines. inarching as an asexual propagation method is practiced to make trees bear fruits earlier. :) | Goldie Alaban - Lagunaphilippines, 4031 04-Feb-2009

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Hey Goldie, I got Abiu seeds as a gift from my uncle, loved the fruit! am in Davao, Phils and am interested in getting tips how I can grow these... can you help me with info or any sites / articles that would give me some info 'bout it? | Jose - Davao City, DAVAO 21-Mar-2009

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Abius grow well here in South Florida USA and I have several fruiting seedling trees. Both produce large quality fruit with a delicious vanilla-coconut flavor. Takes about 3 years from seed to produce. | Noel Ramos - Coral Springs, FL US 24-Aug-2009

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The Abiu temperter 30f above if u live cold place use hay around the tree. | Thomas Phung - El Monte, CA 07-Oct-2010

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Grows well in a conservatory here in Melbourne. | Scott - Melbourne, VIC 23-Nov-2010

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Z4 and e4 varieties grow well in my yard in Cairns fruiting several times a year.They are tough and can be pruned short. | Mike Trenerry - Cairns, QLD 04-Jun-2011

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Hi can anybody share how the name "abiu" come about? My dad has planted a abiu fruit tree in his garden and is keen to learn more about the fruit and the tree. I would also like to ask on behalf of him if anybody knows where the Brazil plantations of Abiu | Jace - Singapore, SG 19-Apr-2012

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My family grows an Abiu tree in our backyard and my dad loves it especially for its sweet caramel-like taste! It grows well here in Singapore because of the all year round tropical climate. | Jacy - Singapore, AMK 28-Apr-2012

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Seedling trees are fine so long as you plant two together so they can cross pollinate. | Scott Pointing - Beerwah, QLD 02-Mar-2013

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I love the Abiu fruits very much. I am having 6 trees and all of them are bearing fruits now. I will propogate them and will plant many more | Tanny Lee - Kuching, SARAW 09-May-2014
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Abiu 3/10

Michael's Edible Fruits
Update: 1780 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Couldn't survive the frosts

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Abiu (Seedling) 10/10

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 1046 days 8hrs

Comments: - Nice looking tree. Quite quick growing. I had it in an exposed spot and it grew quickly (contrary to popular thought) it flowered but set no fruit. I moved it to a prime spot to try to get it to set fruit and it is flowering again spring 2011.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic Link

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Abiu (Seedling) 5/10

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1552 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Died due to lack of watering.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: none so far.

Pest Control:

none so far.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Abiu (Seedling) 5/10

JohnMc1's Edible Fruits
Update: 890 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Satisfaction level with this plant will rise when I see fruit starting to form on the branches. I have high hopes for this one, it's growing way out of it's comfort zone, namely, I'm just an hours drive north of Sydney.. It doesn't quite frost here but it's only a deg or 2 away over winter. I have it in a reasonably protected spot in a pot.

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Abiu (Seedling) 1/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 1933 days 11hrs

Comments: - Too cold in Wollongong for abiu but I thought Id give it a go.

Pollination: No


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Abiu 7/10

Francis1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1905 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Steadily growing.


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Damian's Edible Fruits
Update: 1904 days 13hrs

Comments: -

dont know leaves dropped, it was purchased in spring but died.


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Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 1875 days 16hrs

Comments: -

We had three days of frost, and that was enough to kill it. It had been in the ground for about six months and looked pretty healthy in summer.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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magsgaz1 says... [1668 days 6hrs ago]

magsgaz1 says... [1668 days 6hrs ago]
Hi Diana, you were asking about Key limes, I believe they grow well from seed, unlike other citrus
Diana says... [1649 days 13hrs ago]
Thanks. I found one at Bunnings a few months ago and it is in a pot (assuming that is what it actually is).

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Lee's Edible Fruits
Update: 1872 days 17hrs

Comments: -

No idea, just sat in the ground for a year and then died.

Planted: 2007

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Fred1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1525 days 10hrs

Comments: - We have two of these - seem to be fast growing

Height 2.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 874 days 13hrs

Comments: - Growing in a bag, some nice new growth even in the winter

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 899 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Supposed to taste like caramel - I can't taste it, but very pleasant nonetheless.  My daughter loves this fruit.

When I first tasted this fruit, it was early in the season and the fruit was a bit bland. I persevered and bought some twice more later down the track, and the third time was when I found the fruit really delicious. I don't know if the later fruit was a different cultivar or had ripened better.

Be prepared for gummy lips and knife!

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Abiu 6/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1142 days 6hrs

Comments: -

I love the idea of caramel fruit! The tree is very tall and top heavy though so not sure how it will go - it looks very flimsy.

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 870 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Planted only a few months ago.

Tree is doing OK, has some new growth.

Planted: 2011

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Abiu (Seedling) 9/10

Fruitful's Edible Fruits
Update: 674 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Bought 2 of these from Daleys in Sept 2012. Apparently they pollinate better with each other. The fruit I am yet to taste but it sounds divine, as it is said by some to taste like lemon merange pie!

Abiu is a cousin of the spectacular Star Apple tree, with similar style of fruit.

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Same Variety

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: One of my 2 plants have an infestation of flying bugs and ants, which a regular spraying of neem seems to be keeping them at bay.

Organic Status:Organic


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Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 230 days 14hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Grandma's Orchard's Edible Fruits
Update: 123 days 9hrs

Comments: - We have never tasted an Abiu but after reading about it on Daley's site decided to grow it for the children.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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